UFC 180

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UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt
UFC 180 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 15, 2014 (2014-11-15)
VenueArena Ciudad de México
CityMexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson

UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt was a mixed martial arts event held on November 15, 2014, at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico.[3]


The event was the first the organization hosted in Mexico and was so popular that all 21,000 tickets were sold out in 8 hours.[4]

The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between the current champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Fabrício Werdum.[3] However, on October 21, it was announced that Velasquez was forced to pull out of the bout due to an injured knee and was replaced by Mark Hunt. That also changed the originally planned title fight into an interim title bout.[5]

Also featured on the card were the featherweight and bantamweight finals of the inaugural installment of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America.[3]

Norman Parke was expected to face Diego Sanchez at the event. However, Parke pulled out of the bout in early October citing a knee injury and was briefly replaced by Joe Lauzon.[6] In turn, injuries to both Sanchez and Lauzon led to the pairing being scrapped altogether.[7]

Érik Pérez was expected to face Marcus Brimage at the event. However, Pérez pulled out of the bout due to a shoulder injury.[8] In turn, Brimage was then pulled from the card as well and was matched up with Jumabieke Tuerxun for an earlier bout at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping.[9]

Two announced bouts between The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America contestants Masio Fullen vs. Alexander Torres and Fredy Serrano vs. Bentley Syler, previously linked to this event were postponed and will be rescheduled at future events.[10]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Fabrício Werdum def. Mark Hunt TKO (flying knee and punches) 2 2:27 [a]
Welterweight Kelvin Gastelum def. Jake Ellenberger Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:46
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas def. Dennis Bermudez Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:18
Welterweight Augusto Montaño def. Chris Heatherly TKO (knees) 1 4:50
Welterweight Héctor Urbina def. Edgar García Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:38
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Featherweight Yair Rodríguez def. Leonardo Morales Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [b]
Bantamweight Alejandro Pérez def. José Alberto Quiñónez Decision (unanimous) (29–26, 29–26, 28–27) 3 5:00 [c]
Women's Bantamweight Jessica Eye def. Leslie Smith TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 1:30
Featherweight Gabriel Benítez def. Humberto Brown Technical Submission (standing guillotine choke) 3 0:30 [d]
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight Henry Briones def. Guido Cannetti Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:44
Bantamweight Marco Beltrán def. Marlon Vera Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Featherweight Final
  3. ^ The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Bantamweight Final; Quiñónez was docked two points in round 3 due to a headbutt.
  4. ^ Brown had 1 point deducted in round 2 due to repeated hits to the groin.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[12]

  • Fight of the Night: Henry Briones vs. Guido Cannetti
  • Performance of the Night: Fabrício Werdum and Kelvin Gastelum

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UFC 180 draws reported 21,000 fans, sets Mexico City Arena gate record". MMAjunkie.com. November 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Pay-per-view". mmapayout.com. November 15, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Staff (2014-04-29). "Viva Mexico – The UFC and TUF head South". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  4. ^ Kevin Iole. "UFC 180 in Mexico City needs just eight hours to sell all 21,000 tickets". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  5. ^ UFC (2014-10-21). "Cain Velasquez injured, Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt new UFC 180 main event". UFC.com.
  6. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-10-03). "Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez set for UFC 180 in Mexico". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-10-03.
  7. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2014-10-23). "Injuries result in cancellation of Diego Sanchez-Joe Lauzon bout at UFC 180". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  8. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-10-10). "Erik Perez injured, out of UFC 180 fight with Marcus Brimage". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
  9. ^ MMAJunkie Staff (2014-10-10). "Erik Perez, Patrick Williams hurt, Marcus Brimage now meets Jumabieke Tuerxun in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
  10. ^ Staff (2014-11-12). "UFC 180 broadcast lineup set with 'TUF: Latin America' finals as featured prelims". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  11. ^ "UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  12. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-11-15). "UFC 180 bonuses: Werdum, Gastelum, Briones, Cannetti win $50,000". mmajunkie.com.